Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-aside Portal (WCMSAP)

Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-aside Portal   November 18, 2011 The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has completed its Pilot Testing of the Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-aside Portal (WCMSAP). The CMS will be conducting a Town Hall conference call on November 29, 2011 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm (EST), to introduce this initiative to […]...Read more

Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services (CMS) Town Hall Teleconference Call Summary

CMS Town Hall Teleconference Call Summary November 22, 2011 The most recent Town Hall Teleconference was hosted by the Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on Wednesday, November 16, 2011. Areas of technical concern discussed during the teleconference related to Section 111 of the Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP Extension […]...Read more

Top 10 Drugs Prescribed For Workers Compensation Claims

A recent study by NCCI Holdings, Inc. reports the top 10 most popular drugs prescribed for workers’ compensation claims. 1. OXYCONTIN® 2. LIDODERM® 3. HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 4. LYRICA® 5. CELEBREX® 6. GABAPENTIN 7. SKELAXIN® 8. CYMBALTA® 9. MELOXICAM 10. CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL Workers compensation medical costs per claim average more than $6,000 and soar to nearly $25,000 […]...Read more

Medicare Set-Asides and Third-Party Liability

  Hinsinger v. Showboat Atlantic City, 420 N.J. Super. 15, 18 A.3d 229 (N.J. Super Ct. Law Div. 2011) In Hinsinger, the New Jersey court applied the same standard to Medicare set asides created with money obtained from third-party liability claims as it does with money obtained from workers’ compensation claims.  This rationale is premised […]...Read more